Hobby Master -172 Air Power
HA0197 MIG-21MF Fishbed 551(23+16), JG-1, NVA, East Germany

The Mig-21 was originally built by the Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union with a NATO nickname Fishbed. No other jet has had as many planes produced as the Mig-21. Depending on the reference source 8,000 - 13,000 planes of all versions were made in the Soviet Union, under license to allied countries and China without license. A small, fast, agile, dependable and most importantly simple making it easy to turn out great numbers of the plane.

The East German Air Force (Luftstreitkräfte der Nationalen Volksarmee – LSK) LSK der NVA" ("Luftstreitkräfte der Nationalen Volksarmee" - "Air Force of the East German People's Army" operated from 1956 until the reunification of Germany in 1990. Since East Germany was the Warsaw Pact’s front line country it was given special treatment by the Soviets and received aircraft and equipment with advanced technology that normally was reserved only for Soviet forces. Throughout the 1960s and 70s the MiG-21 was the primary fighter of the LSK and from 1972 until 1974 the LSK received fifty MiG-21M/MFs.

Mig-21MF Specs
Power Plant:
One 41.55kN (9,340lb st) or 64.73kN (14,550lb st) with afterburner Tumansky R-13-300 turbojet Dimensions
Wingspan: 7.15m (23ft 5½in) Length: 15.76m (51ft 8½in) - including Pitot boom Max T-O weight: 9,400kg (20,725lb)
Performance
Max speed: Mach 2.1 (2,230km/h - 1,385mph) above 11,000m (36,000ft) Mach 1.06 (1,300km/h - 807mph) at low level Range: 1,100km (683 miles) - internal fuel only 1,800km (1,118 miles) - with three external drop tanks, one under fuselage, one under each wing
Armament
One 23mm twin-barrel GSh-23 cannon with 200 rounds in belly pack Various air-to-air and air-to-ground stores carried on four under wing pylons including:
K-13A "Atoll" or "Advanced Atoll" a-a missiles, UV-16-57 rocket packs, S-24 a-s rockets, 250kg and 500kg bombs 1 X centre line drop tank.